My most recent good playthrough included an elven pure Assassin and it was a lot of fun though I felt the power of the kit a little less as the game went on (hard to not get merked early in big fights.
Final squad was Ajantis/Minsc/Branwen/Coran/CHARNAME/Imoen (dual class)
So now I want to complete my first evil playthrough... I've tried several times unsuccessfully but this time is for real! I'd also like to assemble a party with some fun dialogue.
Dorn (experiment with character i haven't used before)
Viciona (too good to not use, also drows rule)
And then I have a few characters vying for the remaining 3 spots
Edwin (classic top tier mage)
Baeloth (shiny new character to try)
Fighters, thieves or both:
Shar'Teel (never used her before, intrigued by her as an archer)
Montaron (good ol' reliable Monty...)
Safana (fun dialogue, not sure how useful she would be)
Kagain (big beefy boy. broken CON. gotta love a dwarven tank)
So far I've drafted up
But again, lack of a tank worries me. I feel like having Shar'Teel and Safana isn't going to work, but if I can sneak by with only my protagonist's thief skills I can drop Safana, albeit with a heavy heart and substitute Kagain.
Am I going to want a second thief with my protagonist dual classed? I feel like without Kagain my party will be severely lacking in the tank department. Baeloth seems intriguing but not being able to get him till way later is discouraging... Though you could argue you don't need a strong pure mage much before that point. I'd also love to find a way to string together units with good dialogue to keep it fun and interesting. Any feedback is welcome, thanks guys!